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The Psychological Strain of Chronic Physical Illness

What is a chronic illness, and how does it affect our mental health?How can the psychological strain of chronic physical illness be treated?How does chronic illness affect caregivers?ConclusionReferencesFurther reading Chronic physical illness is psychologically draining to those experiencing it, and psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety are more common amongst such individuals, who are […]

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The Clinical Significance of Long Non-Coding RNAs in Cancer

Introduction How can long non-coding RNAs be used in cancer diagnosis?How can long non-coding RNAs be used in cancer prognosis?How can long non-coding RNAs be used in cancer therapy?ReferencesFurther reading  Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) are sections of RNA over 200 nucleotides in length that are not translated into proteins, remaining in the nucleus following transcription in […]

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What is Amebic Colitis?

IntroductionCauses and symptoms of amebic colitisAssociated complications of amebic colitisPathophysiology of amebic colitisDetecting amoebic colitisTreatment of amoebic colitisReferencesFurther reading Amebic Colitis is caused by the anaerobic parasitic amoebozoan Entameba histolytica. This bacterium infects the mucosa in the colon and accounts for 100,000 deaths annually. The parasite infects 10% of the world’s population. Diagnosis of amoebic colitis is […]

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How is Peripheral Neuropathy Treated?

IntroductionMedications for Treating Peripheral NeuropathyTherapies for Treating Peripheral NeuropathyReferences Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which damage occurs to the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, producing numbness, tingling, and pain. Peripheral neuropathy can be caused by a large number of medical and environmental conditions: these include metabolic diseases such as diabetes; autoimmune diseases such […]

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An Overview of Aortic Dissection

IntroductionThe Arrangement of the AortaAortic Dissection PathogenesisSymptomsPre-dispositionsDetectionTreatmentReferencesFurther Reading The aorta is the main artery of the human body. Its large structure is key to maintaining the vital function of pumping oxygenated blood around the whole body. Aortic dissection. Image Credit: sciencepics/Shutterstock.com Aortic dissection occurs when the wall of the aorta tears, allowing blood to exit […]

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Screen Time and Mental Health

Age-related mental health outcomes: Children and AdolescentsAge-related mental health outcomes: AdultsScreen time and mental health in the COVID-19 eraReferencesFurther reading  Screen time refers to the time a person spends looking at a screen on a device such as a television, smartphone, computer, or game console. There has been plentiful research done on screen time and […]

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What are the Health Benefits of Beetroot?

IntroductionFunctional Compounds in BeetrootBeetroot Effects on Endothelial FunctionThe Effects of Beetroot on Blood Pressure and Vascular FunctionThe Effect of Beetroot on Glucose and Insulin HomeostasisThe Effect of Beetroot on the MicrobiomeReferencesFurther Reading Beetroot is a nitrate-rich root vegetable. Research has demonstrated that the consumption of nitrates from sources such as beetroot, carrots, and turnips, may […]

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What is a Concomitant Illness?

IntroductionConcomitant disease: co-morbidity and multi-morbidityDiabetes: an example of a primary illness that causes several concomitant diseasesIncidence of concomitant illnessesPolypharmacy for concomitant diseasesChallengesReferencesFurther reading A concomitant illness exists at the same time as another. The word concomitant means to accompany or associate. Individuals who possess a concomitant illness, usually have a primary illness; the presence of […]